Name: Jeremy Rickman
The classic: TVR S4C in Cooper Green
‘My favourite memory of the TVR is my wedding day in 1997. We used it as the wedding car to take my wife to the church. We’ve got photos of her in the car which was covered in ribbons, with lots of guests around it. After our wedding, we drove away in it and went for a drive around Windsor – it was one of the best days of our lives. We even used the TVR to drive off to our honeymoon! I bought it in 1996 and it’s been with me ever since. It’s an incredibly special car, and I’m sure it’ll be in the family long after I’m gone.’
Jeremy has owned his TVR S4C since 1996. He’s added 30,000 miles in that time. His interest in TVRs can be traced back to his father: an engineer who raced classics in his spare time. ‘My dad owned a 1934 MG J2,’ Jeremy tells us. ‘He also raced an old Le Mans Clement-Talbot from the ‘30s in vintage car racing clubs. As a child, I was in and out at pits, smelling the Castrol R and accompanying him to various different race tracks, and thoroughly enjoying the whole racing thing.
‘It all started there actually; my love of cars came from him,’ Jeremy explains. ‘He taught me how to service cars and I’ve always enjoyed them, so it feels inevitable that I would end up with some nice cars! On one occasion in 1990, I went to the Birmingham Super Prix to watch the TVR Tuscan Challenge. My brother’s girlfriend’s brother used to race cars, so we’d watch him race around the country on all the great racetracks. For this particular race, we had all-access tickets – I just remember watching as he drove up in a white TVR S1 which was provided for him by a sponsor. I fell in love with it straight away. It was just a wonderful combination of an amazing shape with a ‘60s retro style.’